Addressing Stroke Risk Factors In Women

When it comes¬†to¬†stroke cases in the United States, the risk among women is especially prevalent. More than half of stroke cases occur in women, and it’s becoming increasingly important¬†to¬†address the factors that¬†increase their risk. I’m Erin White for the dailyRx News Network.¬†Researchers recently produced the first¬†guidelines¬†on stroke risk and prevention in women adopted by the American Heart Association and the American Stroke Association. The¬†guidelines¬†made recommendations for stroke prevention in women, including advising women who smoked and had migraines with aura be strongly advised¬†to¬†stop smoking, and also recommended¬†that women get regular exercise, eat a healthy diet, and use alcohol¬†in¬†moderation. Dr.¬†Sarah Samaan, a physician partner at The Baylor Heart Hospital shares just how much smoking can contribute to a stroke¬†The effect of smoking on a womans other risk factors also cannot be overstated. It’s a critical issue and may increase the risk of stroke as much as 7-fold. Speak with your doctor¬†to¬†learn more about stroke risk and¬†prevention. To keep up to date with all the latest health news, visit dailyRx.com. For the dailyRx News Network, I’m Erin White.

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